African Nations Cupdate

Last updated : 25 January 2008 By Jim Bonner
It looks almost certain that Pompey will be without Sulley Muntari for a while longer yet as Ghana defeated Namibia 1-0 to give them six points in Group A.

That victory means that if Ghana avoid defeat in their final group game against Morocco then they will advance to the knockout stages and even if Muntari tastes defeat, then they would still go through unless Guinea defeat Namibia in their final game.

How long we will miss our other three African players for is uncertain.

Nigeria suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Ivory Coast in a game that Kanu suffered what seems to be a knee injury although how serious it is is still unknown. The Super Eagles will almost certainly need to win their next game against Mali to keep themselves in the tournament.

Papa Bouba Diop's Senegal drew 2-2 with Tunisia on Wednesday with ex-Pompey striker Diomansy Kamara scoring. Senegal don't play again until Sunday when they take on Group D rivals Angola. All teams in the group currently have one point, so it's all to play for.